"Open iPhoto to see photos in your library in this list"

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  1. johughes72 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    Cheshire, UK
    If I want to upload a photo to a website - eg for an advert, I click ADD IMAGE, and when my browser opens I go to MEDIA then PHOTOS then IPHOTO. This used to work fine, but now i get the message "OPEN IPHOTO TO SEE PHOTOS FROM YOUR IPHOTO LIBRARY IN THIS LIST". This does nothing, even if iPhoto is open, I can't see any of my images or upload them. I have a Macbook Pro, with IOX 10.7.5

    Any ideas????
  2. delphus macrumors newbie


    Dec 4, 2012
    If your library can't be found by iPhoto, you may try the following:
    On iPhoto: File / Switch to Library / Other Library (if any on display) / then find your iPhoto library on your user folder/Pictures / iPhoto Library

    If there is no iPhoto Library inside your Pictures user folder, then hopefully you have it on backup :confused:

  3. Mac Eagle macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    If you do locate your iPhoto library file, you may have to re-associate it with iPhoto (iPhoto may have somehow forgot about it). Hold the option key when starting iPhoto and it will ask you to select your iPhoto library file. If you are seeing your pics in iPhoto then you can always drag the photo your are trying to upload to the desktop and use that copy to add to the website.
  4. johughes72 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    Cheshire, UK
    I haven't lost my library, it is still in iPhoto. But when I am on the net, and I want to insert a photo, they won't come up. EG if you were posting an advert and wanted to use a photo - you'd click upload image and go to the file where the pictures are (media, photos, iPhoto then the image), but my iphoto file looks empty! It used to work!!! Thanks for helping, will try what you said.
  5. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Quick fix: Drag the photo you want to upload to your desktop.
  6. timemachines macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2009
    There it is.
    Open iphoto or photo, then the preferences, now click on use as system library,
    and its done and works!
  7. L4Lori macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2019
    It’s greyed out “use as system photo library “

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